Grooming Report 1/2/13

NTN Trail Report 1/2/13

Forestville: Last night/ this morning; the Noque to 14 k and animoosh were groomed and tracked. Bagwaji and chiwaji were groomed with a sk8 lane pass. With this cold snap the snow is very hard and dry, great grooming takes multiple passes. The priority trails will be the best skiing!

Save the Date: Down Wind Sports Winter Demo Day 1/5/13 from 9-3 pm. Skis, snowshoes, snow bikes and more.  $5 trail pass for non-members.

Animmosh Skijor Demo night this Thursday.  5:30 pm.  Try out gear and learn about the sport of skijoring.   Dog pass and day pass required if not a member.

TRAIL – First Priority
Noque to 14k 1/1 P.M.
Lower Animoosh Groomed & Tracked 1/1 P.M.
Upper Animoosh Groomed & Tracked 1/1 P.M.
Boozoo Groomed & Tracked 12/29 PM.
Zhing Groomed & Tracked 12/29 PM.
Papasay Groomed & Tracked 12/23 P.M.
Gookookoo Groomed & Tracked 12/29 P.M.
Bagwagi Groomed & Tracked 1/1 P.M.
Chiwagi Groomed & Tracked 1/1 P.M.
Migizi Groomed & Tracked 12/31 P.M.
Waaban Groomed & Tracked 12/31 P.M.
Mukwa Groomed & Tracked 12/31 P.M.
Connectors Groomed & Tracked 12/31 P.M.
Mead Hill By pass Groomed & Tracked 12/31P.M.
TRAIL 2nd Priority
Noque from 14K to 510 Groomed & Tracked 12/31 P.M.
TRAIL – Third Priority
Noque – FV – We did roll to the Tourist Park Saturday but snow cover remains extremely thin and good skis are not recommended. Regular grooming will take place when snow permits.

Saux Head: Received some lake effect early Saturday morning. Groomed the Saux Head Trail system early Saturday afternoon. Overall, the trail is in good skiing condition. Note: The base condition at the East Trailhead parking area of the Peep-O-Day is on the thin side compared to the rest of the trail.

Al Quaal: Detailed report and news follow this link.

http://ishpemingcity.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/al-quaal-recreation-area/

Fit Strip: Groomed and tracked 12/22. Rock skis recommended.

Blueberry Ridge: The DNR has elected to groom Blueberry Ridge this year. DNR equipment is not ready yet but. In the mean time Friends of Blueberry Ridge have groomed some of the trails. As of this report, Wildcat is not yet open. More info on the website.

http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=88&type=SFPW

Valley Spur: 5″ new snow, 16″ in the woods w/5″ base. All trails are open and are in great shape. Near mid season conditions
Eki Loppet on Jan 5th, 7k and 14k both classic and skate. Bragging rights. 25 bucks.

South Trails Snow Bike Route 12/31/12: Just about every color in our system is either human packed or machine groomed, allowing excellent access into the Marquette backcountry. We got a bit of fluff yesterday but the trails remain firm. 3-5 psi recommended.

Look for the new trail etiquette page on the NTN website.  www.noquetrails.org